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Youth policy beginning to bear fruit for AC Milan, but rumours about ‘rotten apple’ Mario Balotelli persist, Football

Youth policy beginning to bear fruit for AC Milan, but rumours about ‘rotten apple’ Mario Balotelli persist

Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri’s recent decision to field an attacking trio with a combined age of 60 against Sampdoria made headlines around Italy.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 3:15 pm

Serie A: Antonio Cassano crosses city divide in Milan derby victory, Football

Serie A: Antonio Cassano crosses city divide in Milan derby victory

Antonio Cassano was exactly the type of player AC Milan were missing in the closing stages of their Derby della Madonnina defeat at the hands of city-rivals Internazionale.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 at 12:46 pm

AC Milan ready to unleash Italian Pharaoh Stephan El Shaarawy on Arsenal, Sport

AC Milan ready to unleash Italian Pharaoh Stephan El Shaarawy on Arsenal

A five foot 10 inch forward with a Mohawk haircut as outlandish as his dazzling footwork, ‘Il Faraone’ (The Pharaoh) will start against Arsenal this evening, as Allegri lets the sparkling forward off the leash for an opportunity on the big stage.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 11:26 am

Thierry Henry returns to New York after ‘completing the story of the legend’, Sport

Thierry Henry returns to New York after ‘completing the story of the legend’

Both player and manager were quick to say Henry would be a sideshow, not the main attraction, but his sparkling personality and talent has driven an Arsenal side down on quality but high on spirit in recent weeks.

By | Sport | Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 3:55 pm

Andrei Arshavin worthy of more than a peripheral role at Arsenal, Sport

Andrei Arshavin worthy of more than a peripheral role at Arsenal

While it can’t be denied that Arshavin has disappointed at Arsenal, he has actually done a lot better than widely assumed, contributing 30 goals and 37 assists in 132 games for the club, most of which he has not played all of.

By | Sport | Monday, 13 February 2012 at 1:57 pm

Capello plays The Departed: From drama to high farce, Notebook

Capello plays The Departed: From drama to high farce

Fabio Capello’s managerial career best makes sense to me when I think about that Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller, The Departed. The Departed is one of my favourite films, and Capello’s career is one of the most impressive that any gaffer could want. But, in my view, they both share the same flaw: they are mostly magnificent until their closing stages. (I apologise here for spoiling the plot for anyone who has not yet seen The Departed: if you haven’t seen it, and you wish to, please skip the next paragraph.)

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Monday, 6 February 2012 at 1:23 pm

Champions League draw, Sir Alex and David Beckham’s England hopes, Sport

Champions League draw, Sir Alex and David Beckham’s England hopes

Football faces a shut-down because of the current big freeze. Everything else too is being affected on the run in to Christmas…but please no calls for a mid-season break. When do you take it?

By | Sport | Tuesday, 21 December 2010 at 12:00 pm

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